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Understanding HDI Stackups

HDI or High-Density Interconnect technology has brought about a revolution in the PCB or Printed Circuit Board industry. It allows designers to create highly complex boards in smaller sizes but with improved performance. With the form factor of electronic devices reducing continuously, and greater functionality expected out of them, the significance of HDI PCBs is […]

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Optimum Via Size For Your PCBs

PCBs or Printed Circuit Boards use various types of vias—through types, tented vias, blind vias, buried vias, stacked vias, staggered vias, and via in pad. Most designers know that the via type they use affects its size. In this article, PCB Trace Technologies Inc. discusses the restrictions typically present on PCB via size and the […]

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All About Irregularly Shaped PCBs

Most PCB designers have designed their boards in mostly rectangular or square shapes. However, when the enclosure is in an irregular shape, they have two choices—to continue with a rectangular/square shape that is considerably smaller than the enclosure or to design irregularly shaped PCBs that closely match the enclosure shape. In the first case, the […]

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Challenges of LED PCBs Design

PCBs or Printed Circuit Boards for LEDs or light-emitting diodes are different from other circuit board designs, as the boards must help dissipate the excess heat generated by the LEDs when they are in operation. Although LED PCBs are the foundation of LED lighting systems, one of the core problems in LED PCB design is […]

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Electronic PCB Prototyping Versus Full-Spec Production

Eminent PCB or printed circuit board manufacturers such as PCB Trace Technologies Inc. offer two major types of services—one for PCB prototyping, and the other for full-spec production of PCBs. Here, we compare the two services and enumerate the requirements that the two services fulfil. What is PCB Prototyping? With the PCB prototyping service, the […]

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PCB Design to Final Artwork

PCB Trace Technologies Inc. produces high-quality PCBs or Printed Circuit Boards of various kinds. Fabricating such boards is an involved process requiring very close coordination between highly experienced technicians and state-of-the-art automated machinery, using the final artwork from designers. To ensure the high quality of boards, it is necessary that the final artwork is error-free […]

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All About Paper Circuit Boards

A vast majority of PCBs or printed circuit boards that electronic equipment requires are typically made from FR4 or glass epoxy. Although many users are shifting to polyimide-based flex boards, PCB Trace Technologies Inc. finds the future of PCB design trending towards paper circuit boards. That may be because PCB substrates made of paper have […]

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Role of Artificial Intelligence in PCB Assembly Process

The rapid growth of electronic products has made the productivity and quality requirements of manufacturing electronic products rather complicated and strict. While end consumers demand higher quality and stability from electronic products during their entire life cycle, product engineering teams require that the design of PCBs or printed circuit boards use small and precisely placed […]

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Choosing the Right Custom PCB Manufacturer in the United States

Deciding on the right custom PCB manufacturer in the United States can be critical for electronic designers, engineers, and OEMs. According to PCB Trace Technologies Inc., it can be overwhelming to decide which manufacturer you can trust to meet your PCB fabrication and assembly needs. As the board quality can affect the performance, safety, and […]

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How to Choose the Right PCB Color for Your Project

At PCB Trace Technologies Inc., we manufacture various types of PCBs or Printed Circuit Boards with different colors, as required by our clients. Although it is common belief that color choice may not matter much for PCBs, that would not be the right assumption. The industry uses color for PCBs as a form of security, […]

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Overview of Machinery for PCB Manufacturing

The PCB or printed circuit board manufacturing process is a complex procedure requiring many crucial steps, starting from design, proceeding through the production of the boards, and ending in their packaging and delivery. PCB Trace Technologies Inc. is a renowned PCB manufacturer, and we use computer-guided and automated machinery to ensure accuracy and efficiency in […]

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Process Control in PCB Production

As PCB manufacturers, PCB Trace Technologies Inc. knows that the fabrication process covers a lot in terms of quality control and testing. We use several quality checks and process control in PCB production to ensure a design is manufactured at scale with high quality. However, much of this typically happens in the background, beyond the designer’s […]

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Techniques to Streamline and Optimize PCB Assembly

Streamlining and optimizing the PCBA or Printed Circuit Board Assembly process is crucial for achieving maximum efficiency at minimum costs, while ensuring high-quality output at high volumes. In this article, we explores various techniques that effectively streamline the assembly process while enhancing productivity. We offer actionable strategies and tips that help not only in optimizing […]

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All About Solder Escape-Wicking

Sometimes, instead of molten solder remaining on the SMD pad, it may flow away to a connected copper element, typically a copper area or pad that has been left uncovered by soldermask. However, this effect is most pronounced with a nearby via hole that does not have a soldermask web covering or a dam in […]

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Understanding PCB Test Points

All circuit boards need to undergo some form of testing to determine the quality of the manufacturing process they have gone through. For this, the board must have specific elements that test probes can access. These elements are the test points, and it is essential that designers include them during the PCB design phase. Here, […]

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Exploring PCB Heat Sinks

Across most major industries, overheating is one of the critical concerns, especially for next-generation electronics. Moore’s law states that the number of transistors on integrated chips doubles every two years. While higher transistor density does offer increased computing power, it also leads to greater thermal loads. According to PCB Trace Technologies Inc, this situation calls […]

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PCB Thermal Management: Strategies for Heat Dissipation

We all understand how important it is to regulate heat. In fact, PCBs or printed circuit boards, like all other things on this planet, like to exist in a tight temperature range. According to PCB Trace Technologies Inc, designers must be careful when designing PCBs to disallow accumulation of heat in specific regions, as the […]

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Advanced PCB Assembly Techniques for Complex Circuits

Most electronic equipment have at least one PCB or printed circuit board inside. The PCB offers a convenient method of physically mounting and electrically interconnecting various electronic components. According to PCB Trace Technologies Inc, the PCB inside an electronic equipment many be simple or advanced depending on its functionality being simple or elaborate. What are […]

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Prototyping PCBs for Rapid Product Development

Innovative engineering processes can succeed only with short and iterative development cycles. According to PCB Trace Technologies Inc, this results in high quality products that are cost-efficient, and capable of standing up to the tough competitive pressures. It is possible to find the optimal solution by pursuing several variants of the rapid product development. Today, […]

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PCB Trace Technologies Inc. specializes in higher layer count PCBs, exotic materials, laser drill micro-vias, blind/buried vias, as well as conductive and non-conductive via fill.